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    04-13-2009, 07:19 PM
I am interested to hear why you use them, and what difference you have felt? How is your horse better?
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    04-13-2009, 07:39 PM
Outside rein inside leg on her /him the whole circle
    04-13-2009, 07:43 PM
I'm with anebelle the aim of dessage is not to tie a the horses head to it's chest and make it do a circle
    04-14-2009, 06:03 PM
If you tie your horse's face to it's chest, maybe you'll get a "prettier" circle. Take the ties off? You've got a horse that has no clue what you want him to do. Forcing a horse's head into a frame by tying it down is not teaching the horse how to carry himself around a circle. All it teaches him is to resent being ridden with the ties and to resist his work. Teach, do not force.
    04-16-2009, 11:10 PM
Green Broke
Omg, guys thanks so much for all this help! Seriously! I am learning so much! I might ride tommarow, so I'll tell you how it goes!
    04-16-2009, 11:40 PM
Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    

Some exercises to help you are spiral in and outs, going straight and tuning onto a medium (15m diameter) circle and going bach to riding straight, lots of riding and transitions on a 20m diameter circle and serpentines or changes of direction.

Good luck!
I love these kind of exercises, keeps the horse on its toes and listening, not just going round and round on an endless circle!

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